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‘We changed the system,’ Rohr says after Super Eagles victory

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says a change in tactics and the leadership of captain Ahmed Musa helped Nigeria exact revenge on Central African Republic in Douala on Sunday.

CAR had scored a late goal in Lagos to prevail 1โ€“0 in the first fixture against Nigeria on Thursday, but the Super Eagles bounced back to secure a fine 2โ€“0 victory in Sunday’s return fixture.

Speaking after the match, Rohr said: “We changed the system, with three at the back, and I think this helped us, and with the leadership of Musa, to win this game.

“It was a good reaction from my team. We lost the other day, the last minute, very unlucky, so everybody wanted to take a revenge. They did it very well.

Kelechi Iheanacho (R) celebrates with Victor Osimhen, who doubled Nigeria’s advantage just before half time. Leon Balogun had put the team ahead earlier in the first half.

“It is not easy to beat this CAR. We saw it. They made a lot of fouls. But fortunately we don’t have any big injury and now we can prepare for the next games in November and I hope everything will be fine at the end of the day.”

The German manager also appreciated supporters of the Super Eagles for their unwavering support.

Nigeria, who are top of Group C with nine points, will face Liberia and Cape Verde in their next World Cup qualifiers in November.

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